3 July 2007
Circle of Antonio Tempesta (Florence 1555-1630 Rome)
A general commanding a squadron of cavalry in the siege of a hill town
red chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, on an 18th Century mount
6½ x 10½ in. (166 x 267 mm.)
C. Rogers (cf. L. 624) his (?) mount and attribution 'A. Tempesta'; Thomas Philipe, London, 15 April 1799, part of lot 633.
W. Esdaile (L. 2617), with his inscription 'C. Roger's coll. 1799 P101 N101'; perhaps Christie's, London, 18 June 1840, lot 367 (A. Tempesta, The combat of Scipio and Annibale, pen and bistre; a fine composition, 6s. to Mayor, with lot 366).
An unidentified Italian collector's inscription 'Rinier Ricardi Generale dello Esercito.' on the mount.
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